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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Coca Cola Cake

Back during the holidays I bought the People Country Music Issue. It had a really nice article on the favorite dishes of some of the country stars. Faith Hill had listed this cake as a favorite of her husband Tim McGraw. She is a lover of good southern food being a southerner herself. She seems to really appreciate comfort food which is what this blog is all about (mostly!). All of my family and friends who gravitate towards my kitchen (because they all know there is some kind of baked good usually sitting on the counter) absoutely loved this cake.A boatload of ingredients. But really easy to make.

Start with the cake mix, cocoa powder, melted butter, coke, buttermilk, eggs and vanilla in a mixing bowl.

Mix it up until it is well blended.

Add marshmallows right into batter and fold them in.

Not your average cake batter.

Spread into a prepared pan.

Bake 40-42 minutes. Mine cracked a little on top but its okay, that will all be filled up with frosting.

After you take your cake out of the oven, make your frosting. Start with a stick of butter (of course!)

Stir in cocoa and more cola, mix well, and add confectioners sugar. Mix until ultra creamy. Fold in pecans if you wish.

Try to keep fingers out of it.

Spread all over the warm cake and try not to hurt yourself eating this.
You wont be able to stop.

Coca Cola Cake

1 pkg. white cake mix
4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1 stick butter, melted
1 cup coke
1/2 cup buttermilk
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups marshmallows.

Preheat oven to 350. Spray a 13x9 pan with vegetable oil. Mix together cake mix, cocoa powder, melted butter, coke, buttermilk, eggs and vanilla in a large mixing bowl. Blend with and electric mixer for 1 minute. Scrape sides and beat for 2 more minutes. Batter should be mixed well. Fold in the marshmallows and pour into the prepared pan. Bake cake for 40-42 minutes. Remove pan from oven and begin icing.


1 stick of butter
4 tablespoons unsweeted cocoa powder
1/3 cup coca cola
4 cups confectioners sugar
1 cup chopped pecans

Place butter in a medium sized sauce pan over low heat. Melt butter, stir in cocoa powder and coke. Let mixture come to a boil, stir constantly and then remove from heat. Stir in the confectioners sugar until smooth. Fold in pecans. Pour over cake, spreading to the sides. Cool about 15 minutes. Enjoy!


Evening Shade Morning Latte said...

I have heard of Cola cakes before but never knew anyone that made one. I am so glad you shared this recipe and the photos. I am definitely going to make it for our next get together.

mysteryhistorymom said...

Sounds yummy! We'll have to try this- SOON! Lori

Jennifer@3sonsandadaughter said...

DEE=LISH!! You have the greatest recipes! Thanks for sharing.

Heidi said...

I love chocolate cola cakes and I must try one that is Tim McGraw's favorite! Thanks for the recipe :)

Mommy's Kitchen said...

Umm Joan I love chocolate and that looks so good. Especially the frosting.

Kristy said...

Oh my gosh that looks so good. Joan go look at the post from the Famine that I did. I am so proud of our girls.
Love you, Kristy